§ The PRIME MINISTER
In the event of the Emergency Regulations discussion not finishing to-morrow evening, it will be continued on Monday. We shall also take on Monday the Second Reading of the Parks Regulation (Amendment) Bill [Lords]; the remaining stages of the
- Supreme Court of Judicature of Northern Ireland Bill;
- Industrial Assurance (Juvenile Societies) Bill [Lords];
- Local Government (County Boroughs and Adjustments) Bill [Lords];
- Births and Deaths Registration Bill,
§ Tuesday: Remaining stages of the
- Small Holdings n ad Allotments Bill;
- Horticultural Produce (Sales on Commission) Bill [Lords];
- Public Health (Smoke Abatement) Bill [Lords].
§ Wednesday: Second Reading of the
- Indian and Colonial Divorce Jurisdiction Bill [Lords];
- Judicial Committee Bill [Lords].
- Committee stage of the Judicial Committee Money Resolution;
- Palestine and East African Loans (Guarantee) Money Resolution.
§ Thursday. Motion dealing with the Exchequer Contributions under the Rousing Acts;
§ Report stage of the Palestine and East African Loans [Guarantee] Money Resolution.
§ If time permit on any day next week we shall proceed with other Orders on the Paper.
§ Mr. CLYNES
In that list of business there is no reference to the Coroners (Amendment) Bill, which was to have been dealt with in Standing Committee yesterday. I should like to ask the intention of the Government in relation to that Bill. In regard to the business for Thursday, can the Prime Minister say when the terms of the Motion dealing with the Exchequer contributions under the Housing Acts will be available? In regard to Monday's business, does the Prime Minister expect that any continued discussion en the Emergency Regulations can be terminated in time to deal with the further long list of Bills to which he referred?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
In regard to the last question, the right hon. Gentleman knows that I never expect anything. With respect to the Coroners (Amendment) Bill, arrangements will be made to proceed with that Measure in Committee. It is not down in next week's business, because it has not yet gone through the Committee stage. On Monday the Motion in regard to the Exchequer contributions under the Housing Acts will be published.
In regard to the statement made by the Prime Minister that he may postpone for consideration the Resolution confirming the Emergency Regulations until Monday, is it not a fact that, under the Act, this House is required to confirm these Regulations within seven days of the issue of the Proclamation?
Is it not a fact that the Regulation was issued on Saturday, although it is true that the House was not informed until after three days had elapsed? Will it, therefore, be in conformity with the Act if the Resolution is postponed until Monday?
Why did not the Government conform to the Statute, and communicate the Message forthwith to the House of Commons?
Is it not possible that the Government, by the device of not complying with the Statute, may prolong these Regulations without the assent of the House of Commons?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
May I ask whether the Coroners (Amendment) Bill will be brought before a Committee upstairs, and whether it is proposed to pass it through the House before Christmas?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
It will be brought before the Committee certainly, and it will be passed in this House if there be time.
§ Mr. STEPHEN
With regard to the business down for to-day, may I ask whether the Government propose to take the Third Reading as well as the Report stage of the Rating (Scotland) Bill?
§ Mr. STEPHEN
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that many Amendments have been put down to this Bill which are very obnoxious to many of us, and if they are persisted in, we shall feel it necessary to try and prevent this Bill passing at all.
§ Mr. R. MORRISON
With regard to the original statement of the Prime Minister, can ho say whether it is the intention of the Government to pass the Sale of Food (Weights and Measures) Bill through all its stages this Session? It has not vet reched Committee stage.
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am afraid I am not in a position to give a definite reply to that question. A great deal must depend on the progress that is made with the business next week, which I have already announced.
§ Mr. LANSBURY
Has the right hon. Gentleman received any assurance from his own supporters that they will attend the next meeting of the Committee on the Coroners Bill?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The hon. Gentleman has had sufficient experience of this House to know that all parties suffer certain difficulties in getting hon. Members to attend Committees.
§ Mr. PALING
Is the Prime Minister not aware that it was the Tory Members of that Committee were not present, and if we are to have a Committee stage again, will he give the House an assurance that he will take the same measures to make his own supporters work longer hours as he did in the case of the miners?
Motion made, and Question put,
That other Government Business have precedence this day el the Business of Supply."—[The Prime Minister.]
§ The House divided: Ayes, 166; Noes, 72.545
|Division No. 498.]||AYES.||[3.47 p.m.|
|Agg-Gardner, Bt. Hon. Sir James T.||Fraser, Captain Ian||O'Neill, Major Rt. Hon. Hugh|
|Amery, Rt. Hon. Leopold C. M. S.||Ganzoni, Sir John||Penny, Frederick George|
|Applin, Colonel R. V. K.||Gilmour, Lt.-Col. Rt. Hon. Sir John||Percy, Lord Eustace (Hastings)|
|Apsley, Lord||Gott, Sir Park||Perkins, Colonel E. K.|
|Asnley, Lt.-col. Rt. Hon. Wilfrid W.||Gower, Sir Robert||Peto, G. (Somerset, Frome)|
|Atholl, Duchess of||Graham, Frederick F. (Cumb'Id., N.)||Pownall, Lieut.-Colonel Sir Assheton|
|Baldwin, Rt. Hon. Stanley||Grant, Sir J. A.||Raine, W.|
|Balniel, Lord||Grattan-Doyle, Sir N.||Ramsden, E.|
|Barclay-Harvey, C. M.||Greenwood, Rt. Hn. Sir H.(W'th's'w, E)||Rawson, Sir Cooper|
|Bellairs, Commander Carlyon W.||Gretton, Colonel Rt. Hon. John||Reid, Capt. A. S. C. (Warrington)|
|Berry, Sir George||Guinness, Rt. Hon. Walter E.||Remnant, Sir James|
|Birchall, Major J. Dearman||Hacking, Captain Douglas H.||Rentoul, G. S.|
|Blundell, F. N.||Hall, Vice-Admiral Sir R. (Eastbourne)||Rhys, Hon. C A. U.|
|Boothby, R. J. G.||Hanbury, C.||Ropner, Major L.|
|Bourne, Captain Robert Crott||Harvey, G. (Lambeth, Kennington)||Ruggles-Brise, Major E. A.|
|Bowyer, Capt. G. E. W.||Haslam, Henry C.||Russell, Alexander west (Tynomouth)|
|Brass, Captain W.||Hawke, John Anthony||Samuel, A. M. (Surrey, Farnham)|
|Briscoe, Richard George||Headlam, Lieut.-Colonel C. M.||Sandeman, A. Stewart|
|Brittain, Sir Harry||Henderson, Capt. R.R. (Oxf'd,Henlcy)||Sandon, Lord|
|Brocklebank, C. E. R.||Henderson Lieut.-Col. V. L. (Bootle)||Savery, S. S.|
|Broun-Lindsay, Major H.||Heneage, Lieut.-Colonel Arthur p.||Shepperson, E. W.|
|Brown, Brig.-Gon. H.C.(Berks, Newb'y)||Hong. Rt. Hon. Sir D. (St. Marylebone)||Skelton, A. N.|
|Buckingham, Sir H.||Holbrook, Sir Arthur Richard||Smithers, Waldron|
|Burman, J. B.||Hope, Capt. A. O. J. (Warw'k, Nun.)||Somerville A. A. (Windsor)|
|Burton, Colonel H. W.||Hume-Williams, Sir W. Ellis||Spender-Clay, Colonel H.|
|Butler, Sir Geoffrey||Hurd, Percy A.||Sprot, Sir Alexander|
|Chamberlain. Rt. Hon. N. (Ladywood)||Hutchison G.A. Clark(Midl'n & P'bl's)||Stanley, Col. Hon. G. F.(Will'sden, E)|
|Chapman, Sir S.||Jackson, Sir H. (Wandsworth, Cen'l)||Stanley, Lord (Fylde)|
|Charteris, Brigadier-General J,||James, Lieut.-Colonel Hon. Cuthbert||Steel, Major Samuel Strang|
|Christie, J. A.||Joynson-Hicks, Rt. Hon. Sir William||Stott, Lieut. Colonel W. H.|
|Churchman, Sir Arthur C.||Kidd, J. (Linlithgow)||Streatfield, Captain S. R.|
|Clayton, G. C.||Kindersley, Major Guy M.||Stuart, Crichton-, Lord C.|
|Cobb, Sir Cyril||King, Captain Henry Douglas||Sueter, Rear-Admiral Murray Fraser|
|Cochrane, Commander Hon. A. D.||Lister, Cunliffe-, Rt. Hon. Sir Philip||Sykes, Major-Gen. Sir Frederick H.|
|Cockerill, Brig.-General Sir G. K.||Locker-Lampson, G. (Wood Green)||Thom, Lt.-Col. J. G. (Dumbarton)|
|Conway, Sir W. Martin||Lucas-Tooth, Sir Hugh Vere||Thomson, F. c. (Aberdeen, s.)|
|Cope, Major William||Luce, Major-Gen. Sir Richard Harman||Tryon. Rt. Hon. George Clement|
|Craig, Ernest (Chester, Crewe)||MacIntyre, Ian||Wallace, Captain D. E.|
|Craig, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry||McLean, Major A.||Waterhouse, Captain Charles|
|Crott, Brigadier-General Sir H.||Macnaghten, Hon. Sir Malcolm||Watson, Rt. Hon. W. (Carlisle)|
|Crookshank, Col. C. de W. (Berwick)||McNeill, Rt. Hon. Ronald John||Wells, S. R.|
|Curzon, Captain Viscount||Macquisten, F. A.||White, L cut.-Col. Sir G. Dairymple-|
|Davidson. J. (H ertf'd, Hemel Hempst'd)||Malone, Major P. B.||Williams, A. M. (Cornwall, Northern)|
|Davies, Dr. Vernon||Marriott, Sir J. A. R.||Williams. Com. C. (Devon, Torquay)|
|Davison, Sir W. H. (Kensington, S.)||Meller, R. J.||Williams, Herbert G. (Reading)|
|Dean, Arthur Wellesley||Merriman, F. B.||Windsor-Clive, Lieut-Colonel George|
|Eden, Captain Anthony||Mitchell, S. (Lanark, Lanark)||Wise, Sir Fredric|
|Edmondson, Major A. J.||Mitchell, W. Foot (Saffron Walden)||Womersley, W. J.|
|Elveden, Viscount||Mitchell, Sir W. Lane (Streatham)||Wood, B. C. (Somerset, Bridgwater)|
|Erskine, Lord (Somerset,Weston-s.-M.)||Monsell, Eyres, Com. Rt. Hon. B. M.||Wood, E. (Chest'r. Stalyb'dge & Hyde)|
|Everard, W. Lindsay||Moore, Lieut.-Colonel T. C. R. (Ayr)||Wood, Sir S. Hill- (High Peak)|
|Fairfax. Captain J. G.||Moore, Sir Newton J.||Woodcock, Colonel H. C.|
|Falle, Sir Bertram G.||Moore-Brabazon, Lieut.-Col. J. T. C.|
|Fielden, E. B.||Morrison H. (Wilts, Salisbury)||TELLERS FOR THE AYE3.—|
|Finburgh, S.||Morrison-Bell, Sir Arthur Clive||Colonel Gibbs and Major Hennessy.|
|Ford, Sir P. J.||Nicholson, Col. Rt. Hn.W.G (Ptrsf'Id.)|
|Foster, Sir Harry S.||Nuttall, Ellis|
|Adamson, W. M. (Staff., Cannock)||John, William (Rhondda, West)||Sexton, James|
|Baker, Walter||Johnston, Thomas (Dundee)||Short, Alfred (Wednesbury)|
|Barker, G. (Monmouth, Abertillery)||Kelly, W. T.||Sinclair, Major sir A. (Caithness)|
|Barr, J.||Lansbury, George||Sitch, Charles, H.|
|Batey, Joseph||Lawrence, Susan||Smith, Ronnie (Penistone)|
|Benn, Captain Wedgwood (Leith)||Lee, F.||Spoor, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Charles|
|Bromfield, William||Livingstone, A. M.||Stamford, T. W.|
|Charleton, H. C.||Lowth, T.||Sullivan, Joseph|
|Clynes, Rt. Hon. John R.||Maclean, Nell (Glasgow, Govan)||Thomas, Sir Robert John (Anglesey)|
|Connolly, M.||MacNclll-Weir, L.||Thorne, W. (West Ham, Plaistow)|
|Cowan, D. M. (Scottish Universities)||March, s.||Thurtle, Ernest|
|Day, Colonel Harry||Maxton, James||Trevelyan, Rt. Hon. C. P.|
|Fenby, T. D.||Morris, R. H.||Viant, S. P.|
|Greenall, D. H. (Glamorgan)||Naylor, T. E.||Wallhead, Richard C.|
|Grundy, T. W.||Oliver, George Harold||Watson, W. M. (Dunfermline)|
|Hall, F. (York, W. R., Normanton)||Palin, John Henry||Watts-Morgan, Lt.-Col. D. (Rhondda)|
|Hall, G. H. (Merthyr Tydvil)||Paling, W.||Westwood, J.|
|Hamilton, Sir R. (Orkney & Shetland)||Ponsonby, Arthur||Whiteley, W.|
|Hardie, George D.||Potts, John S.||Wilson, C. H. (Sheffield. Attercliffe)|
|Harris, Percy A.||Purcell, A. A.||Wilson, R. J. (Jarrow|
|Hayday, Arthur||Richardson, R. (Houghton-le-Spring)||Windsor, Walter|
|Hayes, John Henry||Ritson, J.||Young, Robert (Lancaster, Newton)|
|Henderson, T. (Glasgow)||Robinson, W. C. (Yorks, W. R., Elland)|
|Hirst, G. H.||Saklatvala, Shapurji||TELLERS FOR THE NOES.—|
|Hudson, J. H. (Huddersfield)||Scrymgeour, E.||Mr. Buchanan and Mr. Campbell|